I know it’s hardly news, but I got my first COVID-19 test the other day.
I have been making a ton of calls for work. And my leave a voice mail voice is a bit deeper than my regular talking voice. At the end of a couple days, I was talking very raspy and had a bit of a frog in my throat. I assumed it was that and not COVID-19, but I wanted to know for sure.
I live in the urban core, so my best option was at King County Public Health. I took a late lunch, and walked there. It’s walk-in only. The line was social distanced — so it’s a bit tough to gage — but it wrapped around the block. It took a bit under an hour from getting there around 2:00 to getting the pipe cleaner up my nose.
Pipe cleaner nose is not a pleasant experience, but it was quickly done. When I came out bent, the doctor told me I had an oddly shaped nasal cavity.
The next day, I got a text directing me to their website. And I am covid free.
Still, wash your hands right now.